Please note this site is undergoing revision Oct-Dec 2006. Please check back frequently for updates. Jim Dalton: Instruments: Mandocello
The mandocello is the cello range member of the mandolin family (mandolin corresponds in range and tuning to the violin as does the mandola to the viola. It seems to be enjoying a return to popularity in the 21st century and with that an expansion of its technique and stylistic range.
Check back here in the near future for some lessons and other resources pertaining to the mandocello.
SINGING STRING MUSIC PUBLICATIONS
Follow these links to some free lessons, publications and other information about some of the instruments that I play.
If you are interested in private lessons on plucked string instruments, music theory, ear training, improvisation and/or composition, please contact me at our SSM Studio.
About Jim Dalton
Jim is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, teaching music theory, ear training and world music courses for both the Music Theory and Music Education Departments.
He maintains a private teaching studio in Salem, MA.
He has written articles for Blues Revue Magazine and is the author of Mandolin for Beginners, published by Workshop Arts, Inc./Alfred Publishing. He is a frequent guest lecturer on topics such as composition, choral arranging and Irish traditional music.
He recently (2004-2005) received a MACRO research grant (Univ. of Wisconsin) to study and analyze palindromic compositions in the concert music repertoire and presented this work at the 2005 Macro Musician's Workshop in Madison WI.
Jim Dalton endorses and plays the Phoenix Neoclassical Mandolin
Jim's book, Mandolin for Beginners, has been published by Alfred Publishing (and National Guitar Workshop)
It's available online and in retail stores both nationally and internationally. You can learn everything from how to hold/ tune a mandolin, how read tablature and strum -- to reading music, tremolo techniques, improvising.
It's full of interesting tunes and practical advice. There's a CD in it, so you can hear as well as read all the good stuff in the book. 48 pages Book & CD
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